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Avet SXJ 5.3 Single Speed Lever Drag Casting Reels

Avet SXJ 5.3 Single Speed Lever Drag Casting Reels

Starting At: $189.99

TD Code
RetrieveLine ClassMono Capacity
Braid Capacity
Max Drag
Inches Per CrankWeight
SXJ 5.3
Right-Hand10-25 lb.15/250
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.12 oz.Select
Reg Price $189.99Our Price $170.99
SXJ 5.3 Blue Camo
Right-Hand10-25 lb.15/250
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.12 oz.Blue CamoReg Price $224.99Our Price $202.49
Avet SX Reel Features:
  • Precision machined 6061 T-6 marine grade aluminum and stainless steel components.
  • Anodized for superior corrosion resistance and beautiful finish.
  • True one piece frame for the ultimate in strength vs. weight.
  • Powerful lever drag system with adjustable strike pre-set.
  • Precision machined stainless steel gears.
  • Avet's patented, indestructible, silent dog and gear anti-reverse system, the most reliable in the industry.
  • Reliable Avedrag dry carbon fiber drags for superior stopping power, smoothness and wear resistance.
  • 8 sealed stainless ball bearings.
  • Alarm clicker.
  • Offset machined handle arm to reduce centerline profile and cranking wobble.
  • Large comfortable soft touch handle knob.
  • Specially designed rod mounting foot to fit most graphite trigger seats as well as standard rod seats.
  • Matching machined aluminum rod clamp.
  • Designed, machined and assembled in USA.
  • SX, SXJ Reel diameter: 2-3/8 in.
  • SXJ spool width: 1-1/8 in.
  • SX spool width: 1-1/2 in.
  • SX crank handle length (except Raptor models): 2-3/4 in. w/ oval knob
  • SX Raptor crank handle length: 3 in. w/ oval knob
  • MC Models - Magic Cast Control System.
    • Prevention of backlash and as a line out adjustment for live bait fishing.
    • 1 through 5 Cast Control knob setting for multiple weight casting applications.
    • MC Cast is a standard feature on Raptor models (HXW Raptor excluded)
Avet Single Speed Reels
Avet single speed reels include industry leading features unlike any other reel on the market. Featuring an adjustable strike pre-set lever drag system, precision machined 6061-T6 aluminum and stainless steel components, 8 rubber sealed stainless steel ball bearings, stainless steel gears and Avet's smooth, powerful Avedrag dry drag system. Avet single speed reels are at the peak of quality and performance. All Avet single speed reels are available with or without their M.C. Cast control system. (except HXW)

Avet 2-Speed Reels
Avet 2-speed reels include all of the quality features of our single speed reels, with 2-speeds. The simple, yet reliable gear shift mechanism built into the 2-speed models is so easy to operate that it becomes second nature almost immediately. The push button located at the center of the handle arm permits shifting between the high and low gears without your hand ever leaving the handle knob, and can be shifted with or without pressure, so you can shift while cranking, or when a fish is running. All Avet 2-speed lever drag casting reels (SX-HX) are available with or without their M.C. Cast control system.

Avet M.C. Cast Anti-Backlash / Cast Control
Avet's revolutionary M.C. Cast (Magic Cast) adjustable magnetic anti-backlash cast control system is available as an option on all of their single and 2-speed casting reels, SX through HX, and is a standard feature on the Raptor Series Reels (excluding the HXW Raptor). The M.C. Cast control system incorporates Avet's Patented Adjustable Intensity Polar Amplification Technology to create the most efficient and easy to use cast control system for a conventional style reel. From the lightest bait to heavy lures, the M.C. Cast Control System is simple to use, even if you have never before cast a conventional style reel. Simply place your thumb on the spool to cast, swing, remove your thumb from the spool and let it fly! You will only need to thumb the spool when the lure hits the water.

Avet Raptor Series Reels
Avet Raptor Series Reels are the cutting edge in compact large game reels. These reels are consistently landing shockingly large fish in relation to their compact size. Designed for use with the ultra thin, super strong superbraid lines available today, it's now possible to target large game species with a reel half of the size and weight compared to a reel traditionally designed for similar monofilament line and drag capacities. And the Raptor has the drag and cranking power to back it up.

The Avet Raptor Series comes standard with Avet's innovative 2-speed gears, M.C. Cast control, and a ratcheting drag lever with a positive stop strike button to prevent accidental advancement past strike. Featuring Avet's patented DUAL DIRECT DRIVE Full Surface Caliper Brake System, Raptor models put out nearly twice the drag pressure of the original Avets! There's a Raptor model that will stop any fish in the ocean, yet small and light enough to cast. If you find a fish too big for a Raptor, you probably wouldn't want it near your boat! The Raptor Series reels are the same sizes as the original Avet reels, with enhanced line capacities, and each are engineered and built to fish several line classes heavier than the original Avet Reels.
4.5 Stars based on 22 reviews
By Andrew
West River, MD
May 21, 2016
Built like a tank. Just used this reel yesterday to pry Black Sea bass off wrecks and reefs in Ocean City, MD. Easily handled eight ounces of lead and four dozen sea bass without a flaw. Outstanding reel for the price.
By deepwatermaritime
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Beautiful Reel
April 25, 2016
In love with this reel. The combination of small size, large line capacity and lever drag makes it a winner. Mine is paired with a Shimano White Terez 20-40# rod. Cannot describe how happy I am with it. Best fish to date 23# Spanish Mackerel (King mackerel I think in the U.S.). This is my go to outfit for inshore fishing.
By Duramax19734
Townsend, DE
Avet SXJ
May 4, 2015
Love the reel, actually ordered another one for a backup, had a friend pull a 37" striped bass with it, he loved it so much he went the next day and bought the same set up.
ProsSimple to use, good for all around use on the right rod
Constakes a little time to get it tuned in and cast, that's just something that comes with practice but only took me two outings to get it right.
By cristian
Lake worth, FL
awesome reel
April 28, 2015
great reel for bridge fishing think everyone shoud buy one
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
small reel catches big fish
April 6, 2015
Awesome drag and performs great
Silver Spring, MD
Small, yet powerful reel!
February 27, 2015
Bought reel last winter for bottom fishing for sea bass and tautog. Paired with the right rod, it will handle just about anything for inshore and some light offshore fishing. It holds a ton of line, and has a great drag system.
ProsSmall and compact design Holds a lot of line Smooth, and powerful retrieve
By G
gilbertsville, PA
so far so good
February 11, 2015
Excellent for fluke and striper
ProsVery light . fits great in your hand
United States
Great Reel
December 11, 2014
Good for rock fishing
By Dustin
, Delaware
Nice reel
August 15, 2014
Paired this reel with a Shimano jigging rod for wreck fishing. Reel has plenty of drag and feels great in your hand.
ProsSmall, strong, great drag
By Danny
very strong and light reel
August 9, 2014
This is an extraordinarily well-made reel. it is a very strong reel and I love the drag and the size.
By Steve
Middletown, DE
A great inshore reel
June 12, 2014
Spool this baby up with 30-50 lb braid and you'll be able to land anything you could encounter fishing east coast wrecks. The level drag is key for being able to maximize the reels effectiveness when fighting a fish. My only complaint with the reel is that the 'clicker' when fishing or trolling with lights drag isn't very loud, and if you don't have your eyes on the rod, you may miss a strike.
ProsSleek look High line capacity Ergonomic Handle Lever Drag
ConsQuiet drag 'clicker'
By Joseph
Great small reel
February 8, 2014
Small size reel with full size line capacity and drag pressure. Oversize drag knob fits in hand well. Only things to note: the bearings are a little noisy especially when retrieving. The clicker is not loud at all. Great bulletproof reel for size and price.
ProsLight weight Great for smaller outfits Solid construction Line capacity Over sized handle knob
ConsNoisy bearings Clicker is not loud
By William
Awesome Reel
January 25, 2014
Just got mine this winter but was using a friends all summer long. Smooth retrieve. Great little reel for fluke and seabass fishing. Very compact unit Allows you to really cut down on rod size. Makes for a great fight!
Proscompact size smooth retrieve spool control
By Dave
Boothwyn, Pa
Wow, really like it so far.
January 17, 2014
I'm pleased with the reel.
Union CT
smallest avet
December 27, 2013
small avet to match with a light action rod
By Sean
west islip, NY
Great reels
December 22, 2013
The Avet SX is a great reel. I have several and use them for all types of Northeast inshore fishing. The wide variety of colors is awesome. The specs say they only put out 14 lbs of drag but dot be fooled these are powerful reels
Pros They have a relatively simple lever drag system. Easy to take apart and clean
By Colin
Wallingford, PA
Avet SXJ
December 19, 2013
This reel is truly a workhorse. It can take a beating, and because of this, it serves as a great kayak reel. Its VERY light, and I can palm it easily. Two things that I don't like about it are the fact that the drag becomes choppy at higher settings, and the antireverse, which instant as other reels similar to the avet sxj.
By Andrew
Rydal, PA
Nice reel
December 14, 2013
Smooth drag and comfortable handle.
By George Evans
Branford, CT
November 4, 2013
Hi- Saturday I took the reel out for its maiden voyage; I caught about 20 blackfish while the 6 or 8 boats around me didn't get 20 among ALL of them! It's a wonderful piece of tackle... Sincerely, George Evans
By Peter
South Amboy, New Jersey
This reel is owesome!!!
September 17, 2013
I match this reel with Shimano TVC66MH Trevala rod and it works perfect for me. I use it for fluke fishing in New Jersey.
ProsAmazing fit in my palm, solid build, great finish
By adam
el cajon, CA
June 27, 2013
This little reel packs a punch this is my second one and love it , It casts well w/ a weighted jig good retrieve and compact.
ProsCompact and strong
By Kevin
Avet SXJ
June 18, 2013
I ordered an Avet SXJ and arrived in Singapore in 16 days. Delivery time was reasonable for normal shipping, and I saved about 15-20% from retail. Im a happy customer, will be back for more!
2 Questions & 2 Answers
Mark M
from Toms River,NJ asked:
July 28, 2015
I won an SXJ series at a fishing seminar and wanted to know what rod would be a good match for it. Just to give you and idea my other rod/reel inventory consist of Shimano, Lami glass, Penn and Saint Croix. My price range is $100-$200 for a rod. A little higher if something would really work for me. Thanks in advance.
Depends what you are fishing for. A shimano Clarus or a St. Croix Tidemaster would be a good fit for the reel.
on July 28, 2015

from Sarasota FL asked:
August 4, 2014
would like to put an avets sxj on a star aerial roller rod what do you think???
Reel is way too small for that rod. It is a "lighter" jigging reel, not a trolling reel.
Customer Service
on August 4, 2014

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